From the Publisher
Gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) is a highly popular analytical system used by organic chemists and analytical chemists in research and in professional analytical labs, including environmental labs. It is used to separate, identify, and quantify individual compounds and substances. Chromatography was used to identify the ingredients of the World Trade Center bomb and was one the main reasons for the quick arrest of the suspects. This book provides information on using, maintaining, and troubleshooting analytical instrument systems in operations laboratories. It contains practical tips based on actual experience, and only enough theory to show the operational variables and how to control them. Readers will gain an understanding of the components in their systems and get them up and running more rapidly.
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The classic guide to GC/MS—now expanded and updated
The combination of gas liquid chromatography (GC) for separation and mass spectrometry (MS) for detection and identification of the components of a mixtureof compounds is rapidly becoming the definitive analytical tool in research and commercial analytical laboratories. GC/MS: A Practical User's Guide, Second Editionis a concise primer for the novice chromatographer who needs to get up to speed on using this technique to analyze and identify compounds for various applications. After chapters that explain the essential principles, this authoritative guide:
Discusses the practical aspects of optimizing, tuning, using, and maintaining GC/MS equipment
Explores recent advances in miniaturized and field-portable GC/MS systems and microfluidic components
Covers applications in the environmental laboratory and in forensics, toxicology, and space science
Features information on using spectral databases for identifying compounds
Includes a CD-ROM with a PowerPoint® slide set, FAQs, tables, and a glossary
This is the reliable, hands-on resource on GC/MS for organic, analytical, clinical, environmental, and forensic chemists in all types of laboratories, as well as for students in these specialties.